Cookbook:Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)
Category Indonesian recipes
Servings 2
Time 20 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine of Indonesia


  • 2 servings of steamed rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 garlic
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 red chili pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fish oil
  • 10 cc coconut oil
  • Sweet soy sauce
  • Salty soy sauce or salt
  • Ground pepper

Optional :

  • 20 stinky or green beans
  • 100 gr chicken fillet, small pieces
  • 100 gr small Prawn
  • 4 fish meatball
  • 2 spoon of corned beef
  • 1 cucumber
  • Sliced hot dogs or sausages
  • Sliced chicken liver
  • Cauliflower
  • Sliced salted dried fish
  • Spring onion / scallion


  1. Slice shallots and red pepper into thin slices
  2. Crush garlic, peel of the skin, chop into small pieces
  3. Slice stinky beans by half or as favored.
  4. Heat oil on wok, Stir Fry chicken or prawn until done
  5. Put shallot, pepper, garlic and stinky beans. Stir until garlic turns golden.
  6. Put eggs in, stir fry until half done.
  7. Put steamed rice, stir until all mixed.
  8. Add soy sauces, salt and ground pepper, as desired.
  9. Serve on 2 dinner plates, add fresh cucumber slices or tomatoes as garnish.

Notes, Tips & VariationsEdit

  • Rice: Use cold rice, preferably leftover from a day before. Unsticky rice means easier to cook and preferable texture for some.
  • Special Fried Rice: Have fried egg, sunny side up, as accompaniment on the side.
  • Cracker: Prawn cracker/chips is also a nice condiments on the side.
  • Corned Beef Fried Rice: If you are cooking with corned beef, leave the sweet soy sauce out. This is a variation of Nasi Goreng called Nasi Goreng Kornet or Corned Beef Fried Rice.
  • Stinky Beans: Some rather not to use stinky beans, then use green peas as substitute. Will give nice shade of green.
  • Salted Fish Fried Rice: You can use Salted fish as a variation, leave the sweet soy sauce out. This is Nasi Goreng Ikan Asin, or Salted Fish Fried Rice.
  • Spring Onion: Substitute green peas with spring onions, put them after the rice has been poured into the wok. Spring onions will give nice aroma and color to the fried rice.